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Walter W. Stiern Library: Borrowing Materials

How to Check-Out Books

To check out, just bring your items and CSUB ID to the check-out desk!

CSUB students and students of other CSUs who are currently enrolled in classes may check out materials at the Walter Stiern Library. CSUB students must have their CSUB ID cards for all transactions. CSU students must have their current CSU campus ID to qualify for checkout privileges.

Collection or Media Type Student Privileges Late Fines and Fees

Main

New Books, First Year Experience, Cerro Cal, & Multicultural

Bestsellers & Juvenile

Government Documents (print & CD) & Software

Big Books

16 weeks, no renewals

No late fines. Lost items are billed at the greater of $60.00 or the cost of replacement plus a non-refundable state-mandated service fee of $15. 

iPads,Laptops & Chargers (student check-out only)

7 days

$5.00 per day, per item

DVDS, Videos, & Laser Discs

30 days, 2 item maximum

$1.00 per day per item

CDs, Audio Cassettes, & LPs

30 days, 2 renewals, 10 item maximum

$1.00 per day per item

Course Reserves

2 hour (closed & open), 24 hour, 3 day & 7 day; closed reserves are available for in-Library use only.

$1.00 per hour per item for 2 & 24 hour items; $1.00 per day for 3 & 7 day items

Archives & Special Collections

Do Not Circulate. In-Library use may be arranged by appointment with the Archives or Reference Services Coordinator.

Reference, Indicies, Atlases, & Law

Maps, Music Scores

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on Level 2.

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines & Newspapers)

Microform & Microfiche

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on Level 2.

Maximum total items per account:

99 items to include up to 2 viewing media or 10 listening media. 1 course reserve item per class may be checked out at a time.

Maximum charges for circulating items:

$25.00 for overdue viewing or listening media, course reserves, and iPad/laptops. Lost items are billed at the greater of $60.00 or the cost of replacement plus a non-refundable state-mandated service fee of $15, $10 of ipdad/laptops. 

How to Check-Out Books

To check out, just bring your items and CSUB ID to the check-out desk!

Collection or Media Type Faculty & Staff Privileges Fines and Fees

Main

New Books, First Year Experience, Cerro Cal, & Multicultural

Bestsellers & Juvenile

Government Documents (print & CD) & Software

Big Books

365 day check-out or at separation from campus. 5 renewals for faculty, 0 for staff, 99 item maximum.

No daily overdue charge.

DVDS, Videos, & Laser Discs

30 days, 5 renewals, 5 item maximum

No daily overdue charge.

CDs, Audio Cassettes, & LPs

30 days, 5 renewals, 10 item maximum

No daily overdue charge.

Archives & Special Collections

Do Not Circulate. In-Library use may be arranged by appointment with the Archives or Reference Services Coordinator.

Reference, Indicies, Atlases, & Law

Maps, Music Scores. Laptops & iPads for students only.

 

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on the 2nd floor.

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines & Newspapers)

Microform & Microfiche

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on the 2nd floor.

Maximum total items per account:

99 items to include up to 5 viewing media or 10 listening media. 

Maximum charges for circulating items:

Lost items are billed at the greater of $60.00 or the cost of replacement plus a non-refundable state-mandated service fee of $15. 

How to Check-Out Books

Members of the community may borrow books from the Walter W. Stiern Library by obtaining a Community Card for a fee. An application form can be obtained at the Check Out Desk.

Patron category Annual Fee Limitations

General Public

$50

Cards are mailed to verify address. Privileges will be available in 3 to 5 business days pending carrier service deliveries.

Teachers at regional elementary, junior high, and high schools

$35

Proof of employment is required. Acceptable verification includes, but is not limited to, valid CFA card, school issued ID card, name and department listing on the school website, or letter of appointment.

Regional state-funded Community College students

$25

Referral from community college library and valid college photo ID are required.

Designated high school students

$15

Referral from school library or school official and valid school photo ID are required.

Privileges are limited to designated Honors and AP students.

Members of the Alumni Association of any CSU campus

Members of the 60+ Club

No Fee

Membership cards will be required to issue privileges.

Faculty spouses

Retired CSUB faculty and staff

Other persons associated with CSUB in some recognized capacity

No Fee

Some privileges will require verification and may not be issued until the following business day. Proof of status may include, but is not limited to, notification of retirement from CSUB Human Resources or notification via email or campus memo from faculty spouse.

 

 

Collection or Media Type Community Borrower Privileges Community Borrower
Fines and Fees

Main

New Books, First Year Experience, Cerro Cal, & Multicultural

Bestsellers & Juvenile

Government Documents (print & CD) & Software

Big Books

4 weeks, 1 renewal

$0.50 per day per item

DVDS, Videos, & Laser Discs

2 hour in-Library use only, 2 item maximum. Alumni 7 days, 2 item maximum.

$1.00 per hour per item

CDs, Audio Cassettes, & LPs

7 days, 2 renewals, 5 item maximum

$1.00 per day per item

Archives & Special Collections

Do Not Circulate. In-Library use may be arranged by appointment with the Archives or Reference Services Coordinator.

Reference, Indicies, Atlases, & Law

Maps

Music Scores 

Laptops & iPads for students only.

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on the 2nd floor.

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines & Newspapers)

Microform & Microfiche (Including ERIC microfiche)

Do Not Circulate. Copiers, scanners and Microform Reader-Printers are available on the 2nd floor.

Maximum total items per account:

5 items to include up to 2 viewing media or 5 listening media.

Maximum charges for circulating items:

$20.00 for overdue books, $25.00 for overdue viewing or listening media, and lost items are billed at the greater of $60.00 or the cost of replacement plus a non-refundable state-mandated service fee.

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Laptops and iPads

Did you know you can check out laptops and iPads from the library?

iPads and Laptops are available to currently enrolled CSUB students who have a current student ID card and Net ID. Only one iPad or laptop can be checked out at a time for a period of 7days and on a first come, first serve basis. If all items are checked out, you may be put on a waitlist.

Contact the Library

Check-out Desk

Call: 661-654-3172

Research Help

Call: 661-654-3231

Reference Desk Hours (in-person help on Level 1):

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (closed 1-2 pm)

Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (closed 4-5 pm)

Subject to change; see Hours page for more info.